Yon, in this photo, is 25 years old and is a widower with one son. She lives with her brother and parents in a village about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Yon is a garment worker.
Yon is requesting a 1,500 USD loan to buy a motorbike for her family to use. She will also use it to drive to work.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.